Lot 311 of 703:
1911 photo of banquet in celebration of SF's selection for the 1915 Exhibition  

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$200 - $300

First Banquet Celebration, San Francisco Victory of Panama Exposition, 1915


San Francisco

Turrill & Miller.



Original photograph, 20x25 cm (8 x 9¾"), on the studio’s embossed mount, 26x33 cm (10x13").


Unknown Women’s Organization Banquet in celebration of San Francisco’s selection (by President Taft) as the official site for the 1915 Exhibition. The photograph shows two tables in a small banquet room, both filled with women ready to dine; place-settings include seltzer bottles and many US flags; a large US flag hangs on the back hall, other decorations throughout; one lone man barely visible by the back door. The photograph has a caption, which includes the group’s name, penned in white, but it is difficult to decipher because most of the caption is written over the white tablecloth. A nice example of civic excitement three years from the PPIE’s opening.


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Some light wear; very good.

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